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Samuel Abraham Marx

Samuel Abraham Marx, American architect. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (vice president Chicago chapter); member board of governors The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, board directors, Institute of Design, Chicago, advisory council, Museum of Modern Art. New York City, citizens board, University of Chicago.

Background

  • Marx, Samuel Abraham was born on August 27, 1885 in Natchez, Mississippi, United States. Son of Jonas and Annie (Basinsky) Marx.

  • Education

    • Educated Phillips Exeter Academy, 1900-1903. Bachelor of Arts, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907. Student ateliers Umbenstock and Duquesne, Beaux Arts, Paris, 1907-1909.

    Career

    • Winner nat. competition for Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, 1909. Designed first aluminum car, Pullman Company, exhibited Chicago World’s Fair, 1933-1934. Designer Ambassador East Hotel Pump Room, Chicago, 1938.

      Cotillion Room, Pierre Hotel, New York City, 1941, Wilshire Store, May Company, Los Angeles, 1939, other nationally known buildings. Designed Alexander Hamilton Memorial, Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1952. Special room, international water color show, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Art Institute, Chicago.

    Membership

    Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (vice president Chicago chapter). Member board of governors The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, board directors, Institute of Design, Chicago, advisory council, Museum of Modern Art. New York City, citizens board, University of Chicago.

    Clubs: Tavern (member of the Board of Governors), Arts (member of the Board of Governors) (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Florene May, April 10, 1937.
    • father: Jonas Marx
    • mother: Annie (Basinsky) Marx
    • spouse: Florene May
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    Died January 17, 1964
    (aged 78)
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